Based on Mark 1:1, Here we learn that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the subject of Peter’s text, Christ is the embodiment of the Gospel. The word gospel means good news. Thus the good news is more than just an idea or a concept. The good news is a person. The good news is a biographical sketch of the Son of God working among men.
Based on Mark 1:2, Pr. Jermaine Gayle reminds us that Jesus came to pick up where His chosen people failed. We learn that the Wilderness is God’s operating table for open-heart surgery. Furthermore, when we pray, Lord change my heart, we can be confident that the wilderness is in our future. Yet, there is no need to be discouraged because the desert is not only a place of failure; it is also a place of promise, a place of providence, and a place of mercy.
Based on Mark 2:12, Pr. Jermaine Gayle shares the story of the person with paralysis. Here we learn that God has a specific message for every mess we experience. He speaks to us right where we are and calls us what we indeed are “His son and daughter” This He does so that we may have hope in becoming what we were made to be. The person with paralysis after being healed walked out “in front of them,” which speaks to the fact that when we live according to God’s will, our lives are changed and the lives of those around us.